Bringing your new rescue home

By July 18, 2013Pet Care

 

Your new dog has been through quite a journey before joining your family.  Patience and compassion are imperative to help your dog make a successful transition and adjustment to his/her new home.

It is important that you understand that it will take a while, most likely at least two weeks, before he/she will feel comfortable, trusts you, and feels safe.  At this juncture, your new pet will no longer exhibit some or all of the following behaviors:

  • Pacing
  • Remoteness/emotional distance
  • Panting
  • Not eating
  • Not pooping or diarrhea
  • Accidents
  • Chewing
  • Whining
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive Sleep
  • Hiding
  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Barking

We highly recommend obedience training.  Outside of the obvious benefits, it helps you and the dog establish an important bond and hierarchy (you at the top).  At some point, the problems will begin to dissipate, and your family will establish the desired relationship.  Of course, puppies need extra attention, and the learning curve can vary.

We promise that with time, patience, and love we will be whole again.

Then you will have a
happy, loyal, and most of all, grateful companion to the family that didn’t give up!